Grant Thornton calls for nominations to North Carolina 100®

New individual award categories honor deal makers, CFOs, innovators, cultural leaders, technologists and leaders of the future


CHARLOTTE, NC --Grant Thornton LLP is calling for nominations to the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100) program, which recognizes the substantial impact of private companies in North Carolina. Since 1984, the NC100 has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year. This year, the NC100 has introduced individual categories, including Deal Maker of the Year, CFO of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Cultural Leader of the Year, Technologist of the Year and Leader of the Future. Applications are being accepted now through August 5.

The individual award categories include:
  • Deal Maker of the Year: Recognizes individuals who have been instrumental in the orchestration of a corporate restructuring, including merger, acquisition, sale, loan, liquidation and debt restructuring, etc.
  • CFO of the Year: Recognizes financial professionals who have affected the performance of their organization and led as financial stewards. These individuals may or may not carry the title of CFO, but have the responsibilities of the position.
  • Innovator of the Year: Honors individuals who have contributed to the long-term success of their company through innovative thinking and a risk-taking approach. They identify opportunities, and execute creative thinking that has improved revenue, communication, customer relationships, market share or visibility.
  • Cultural Leader of the Year: Recognizes individuals who have intentionally cultivated and developed a collaborative, cultural change in the workplace that has inspired employees and enhanced their company’s performance.
  • Technologist of the Year: Honors individuals focused on transforming their organization’s value by integrating new technology to accelerate growth, achieve business objectives, increase efficiencies and drive innovation.
  • Leader of the Future: Awards forward-thinking visionaries that have a laser focus on the future state of their organizational success. Leaders of the Future are curious and innovative, accessible, agile, open to new ideas and they are quick to challenge conventional wisdom. They listen hard and they dig deep for answers, drawing on their people and leveraging talent to create a new future for their organization.

Submissions will be accepted through Aug. 5. Winners will be featured in a fall issue of Business North Carolina, North Carolina’s largest business magazine.

For more details and to apply, visit

About Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®

Since 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants. The NC100 is a voluntary list restricted to companies based in North Carolina that do not have publicly traded stock. Companies owned by private equity are permitted. Nonprofits, financial-services companies, health care providers such as hospitals and subsidiaries of corporations are excluded. For more details, visit

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.45 billion and operates 59 offices with more than 500 partners and 6,400 employees. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see for further details.

Grant Thornton LLP
Kate Hollcrat
T +1 847 691 9486